The 2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico is an over-performer in every possible way, showing masses of black cherry and raspberry with dusty minerals, hints of cedar and new leather. There’s a cool-toned precision beneath it’s warm vintage fruit, with grippy tannins which quickly firm up the experience, while zesty acids tug at the cheeks. A minute later and I can still feel it’s youthful poise, along with lingering tart berries and hints of spice. #fontodi #chianticlassico #sangiovese #tuscanwine — 3 years ago
Decent QPR #chianticlassico - Deep magenta-purple hue in glass. Uncorks pretty tight but scent evolves nicely in wine fridge over a few days. Mellow dry cherry, leather, tilled earth aromas. Medium-body, laid back dark fruit taste, toasted oak and some grippy tannins finishing with lithe acidity. Not too bad for ~$10 at Costco though I might prefer more fruit + acidity for creamy pasta pairings. — 3 years ago
Heavy floral notes with lavender and violet, carnation, cherry blossom and red rose, booming amid dried black cherry espresso and cocoa, though distinctly separate. Dark toasted sesame, rye bread, and crumbled earth. Bright cherry palate turns dusty in all the right ways, leaning into cocoa nib and espresso oils. Lovely and dry with dried cran and red currant but exhibits miles of lingering blood orange citrus and crystalline cherry. Gorgeous. Eternally evolving and all of it amazing. The concrete egg has made something ethereal that also shows a mysterious depth. Great range.
#poggerino #poggerinochianticlassico #poggerinonuovo #chianticlassico #chianti #tuscanwine #tuscany #docg #vinorosso #italianredwine #concretetanks #concrete #concretejungle #concreteegg — 4 years ago
Odd mix of mascarpone and rubber tree, almond extract, cookie dough, caramelized banana, candied pecan with cinnamon bagel and cedar, fir tree, croissant, marmalade and loose cigar filler. Orange caramel glass on the palate opening to clove and candied ginger, even bringing an accompanying heat. Peach reduction, rum cake, and vanilla in abundance. Spirited and layered. #vinsanto #badiaacoltibuono #vinsantodelchianticladsico #doc #organicwines #estatewine #chianticlassico #seasonalwine #organicitalianwine #vinoitaliano #dessertwine — 3 years ago
Homemade pizza with a 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva from Castello di Monsanto. The wine displays aromas of red currant, black berries, spices, licorice, green pepper and some other herbal notes. The palate confirms the nose with the dark berry notes. Medium finish and some chewy tannins. We decanted it for 1 hour. Lovely bottle for the price point.
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